Being apart doesn’t have to ruin the party mood. You can celebrate from the comfort of your own home with a fun virtual party that will keep you connected with family, friends, and work colleagues. There are so many fun virtual party games, entertainment and online activities for you and your friends to socialise while social distancing. There are so many video chat platforms to hold an online party, conference, or webinars such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Facetime. From a virtual game night to a murder mystery show, there are so many party ideas to choose from. Here are some of the best online party ideas.
What is a Virtual Event?
A virtual event is an event that you hold online through a platform such as Zoom. These events are generally held in the comfort of your own home. Everyone can come together online to learn, have fun, and play plenty of games.
Virtual Conferences and Webinars
Virtual conferences offer marketers and planners a way to connect with a boarder audience. They are a great alternative option to an in-person meeting. They are hosted online and can include live entertainment, keynotes, educational sessions, panel discussions, product training, and so much more. Virtual conferences can help expand networking opportunities, lead generation, and brand awareness.
A webinar is an online event that may last between 30-60 minutes held primarily to educate, train, and generate leads.
Virtual Party Ideas:
Cocktail Happy Hour
Get your friends to dress up in their finest attire and have a virtual cocktail party. A cocktail happy hour party is where people can enjoy their favourite beverage alcohol or non-alcoholic and engage in some fun conversation while online. Select your platform to hold your cocktail party these include Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and more. Go that extra mile and send cocktail kits to each home so the attendees can make their very own cocktail with a virtual mixology host. Set the scene with some nice lighting and music in the background. A virtual cocktail party is about connecting with people, sharing a laugh, a chat, and enjoy each other’s company.
Virtual Murder Mystery Game
Playing a murder mystery game virtually is all about roleplaying detective games that you can play via your preferred video calling platform such as skype and zoom. A murder mystery party can involve a group of 8 people or more, the main objective is to figure out who is the murderer, why they did it, and how they committed the crime. There are so many themes you could choose for this party such as a Halloween style, jazz club, or masquerade ball. A typical event can last from 1.5 to 2.5 hours. It really depends on how long it takes everyone to solve the clues and the murder.
If you are looking for some lighthearted entertainment, then a virtual comedy night is the one for you. Treat your staff and colleagues to a virtual comedy show from the comfort of their own homes. Pick a time that suits the team, get the snacks and drinks ready. The comedy show can include a variety of acts such as comedy magicians, stand-up comedians, and even roast masters. Nothing beats the live interactions between the audience and a comedian through a viewing platform such as Zoom. Cue lots of laughing and smiling when you hire a comedian for your next virtual online event. Who doesn’t love a bit of humour and magic with a comedy magician?
Virtual Music Bingo
It doesn’t get any better than a fun game of bingo. It is one of the best ways to virtually entertain your team of friends and groups. The minimum group size is 8 and the maximum is 500 players. The online music bingo can be set up on Zoom where all players attend to the platform. The game can be set up with a company to include bingo cards emailed to each player. A host can run the show to call numbers seamlessly. Virtual music bingo can last from 1 – 1.5 hours depending on the group size. You should also include small fun prizes for the winners such as a gift card.
Virtual Race Night
For a fast paced and fun night at home, choose a virtual race night. A race night can include a night at the dogs or horse racing.
No real gambling, just a fun virtual online night for everyone to enjoy. The virtual race night is suitable for 8 – 5,000 people. There are 8 races in total and the guest commentator will guide everyone through from start to finish. At the beginning of the night, each player will receive 1,500 points to gamble and bet on the races. All races are featured on a user friendly custom designed app. This event is all about having fun, so there can be customised unique horse names for an added comedic effect.
Classic Party Games
Classic party games are the perfect way to add a hint of competitive fun and laughter to your virtual event. Whether you stage a whole evening of creative classic games or a few rounds of trivia quizzes, these games are sure to get everyone involved. Here are some of the most popular games to try:
- Trivia Quiz
- Heads Up
Test people’s knowledge with a trivia digi quiz night. Set up the rounds with different categories such as movie themes or music. This way there is something for everyone, whether they are into sports or music. Sometimes the fun is creating the questions and categories yourself, but you can also download a quiz app.
Bingo is a popular yet very classic game to play with family and friends. Assign a bingo card to everyone who is attending, call out numbers as the main host, and see who wins. This would be ideal for a virtual birthday party.
Charades is a classic game that will get everyone moving. Split the group into teams and use an online word generator to choose your phrases and words.
Heads up is a classic word game that can be downloaded via an app online. A player must describe the word on the screen to the person holding the screen to their head. There are so many categories to choose from.